Patch to Table Weekly – Edition 6

From the Vegetable Patch

WHY YOUR CHICKEN DOESN’T NEED A STUPID SWEATER

Because chickens aren't people!

And it's a really stupid idea because a sweater actually makes them colder! 

Chickens are covered in feathers which expensive winter coats and blankets are made of. And chickens fluff up their feathers in the cold because it helps them to keep warm. Putting a sweater on them stops them from being able to do that. 

And don't you have something more productive to do?

This article sums it up perfectly:

So what’s the number one, actual reason you shouldn’t put a sweater on a chicken? Because it’s stupid.
NEVER UNDER-ESTIMATE HOW SMART CHICKENS ARE

I've learnt the hard way many times. Here is proof of how smart chickens actually are:

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TRANSPORTING CHICKENS

If you have backyard chickens, then you will have to move or transport your chickens at some stage. Weather you're bringing new chickens home, relocating or taking a sick chicken to the vet.

Which is why I'm writing the ultimate guide to transporting chickens. It's almost ready to go, but I need your help to make it better:

What's your biggest challenge / question when it comes to transporting chickens?

 Let me know in the comments below. 

To the Kitchen Table

FLUFFY BLUEBERRY PANCAKES - GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE

These Fluffy blueberry pancakes might be the best pancakes I’ve had

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